The standout book of the season is sibling spinoff Forever Truffle. Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault broke into the young adult lit scene with the award-winning Louis Undercover, which tells the story of a father’s struggle with alcoholism and the toll his addiction takes on his estranged partner and their two sons, Louis and Truffle. Now in English thanks to Susan Ouriou’s translation, Forever Truffle brings the rock-loving, heart-on-his-sleeve Truffle into full colour.
Forever Truffle Groundwood Books
Translated by Susan Ouriou
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
As in Louis Undercover, the themes in Forever Truffle are a little more mature. My six-year-old didn’t yet connect with Truffle’s coming of age. I suggest buying it for the reader in that nebulous age group straddling innocence and teen awakening. I believe they will fall in love forever with the spunky Truffle.mRb